All posts in category Public Safety and Security

Lawmakers Share Their Insights

By Tom Smith During last week’s ACI-NA/AAAE Washington Legislative Conference, while federal officials reviewed their past accomplishments it is worth noting their forward-looking observations on the 2015 FAA reauthorization and the TSA. Participating in the Thursday briefings of airport directors were FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, (R-N.H.), Sen. Dan Coats, (R-Ind.), Rep. [...]

One-Size-Fits-All Must Give Way to Risk-Based Security

By Christopher Bidwell By 2024, the FAA predicts that the U.S. commercial aviation industry will transport over 1 billion passengers annually. With increasing passenger and cargo volumes and limited resources in the US, Canada and internationally, a risk-based aviation security system just makes sense. TSA has developed and implemented a risk-based known traveler program, PreCheck, [...]

Obama’s Travel and Tourism Initiatives Follow ACI-NA’s Requests

By Channon Hanna On Thursday, President Obama travelled to Walt Disney World in Orlando to announce new initiatives to increase travel and tourism to the United States.  Among the initiatives announced were visa reform, Global Entry expansion and promotion, and the expansion of the visa waiver program— all of which are key reforms that ACI-NA [...]

Living in Limbo Land

By Jane Calderwood “I’m waiting for courage Cause I’m stuck Limbo limbo limbo Cause I’m stuck in limbo limbo And I ain’t trying to be stuck no more!” (JoJo “Limbo“) It is time once again for a lesson in Washington math: 22 extensions + 14 day FAA Shutdown + 9 years since the last FAA [...]

Attendees Told Aging EDS Devices Will Need to be Replaced in 2013

By Christopher Bidwell This afternoon at the ACI-NA Annual Conference airport representatives and attendees heard a presentation and had an opportunity to engage in a dialogue on the latest TSA security technology initiatives from Robin Kane, Assistant Administrator of the Office of Security Capabilities. As part of a recently announced re-alignment at TSA, the Office [...]

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